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During a traditional maritime ceremony held today in Bremerhaven, Germany, Disney Cruise Line took delivery of our newest ship, the Disney Wish!

Delivery is the final milestone in the ships construction

journey, which began more than two years ago at the Meyer Werft shipyard in

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Germany and was made possible through thousands of shipyard workers and the

creative vision of Disney Imagineers.

Disney Cruise Line President Thomas Mazloum and Meyer Werft

Managing Director Jan Meyer signed the official documents transferring

ownership of the Disney Wish from the shipbuilder to Disney.

Numerous Meyer Weft and Disney Cruise Line executives came

together to witness the lowering of the Meyer Werft flag and raising of the

Disney Cruise Line flag on the ship.

Disney Cruise Line presented Meyer Werft with an elegant

Cinderella statuette commemorating the beautiful life-sized bronze statue that

welcomes guests in the ships Grand Hall. A pillar of The Walt Disney Companys

legacy, Cinderellas story is the epitome of magic transforming wishes into

dreams and dreams into reality.

Following the ceremony, Captain Marco Nogara took the helm of the

Disney Wish for the transatlantic voyage from Bremerhaven to her home in Port

Canaveral, Florida.

The Disney Wish, the fifth ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet,

introduces a brand-new, distinctly Disney design concept unlike anything at

sea. The motif of enchantment found at the heart of so many beloved Disney

stories is the architectural and thematic foundation of the ships design,

weaving imagination, emotion and adventure into the very fabric of the vessels

unique personality. The ship features new spaces and experiences infused with

more Disney storytelling than ever, bringing to life the fantastical worlds and

beloved characters at the heart of Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars

adventures like never before.

The Disney Wish sets sail on its maiden voyage from Port Canaveral on July 14. For more information, visit disneycruise.com.